PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • OPINION: Concerning Democratic Party Meeting on 'Gun Safety' (10/8/2013)

    The topic for September’s local Democratic Party meeting was discreetly advertised in my community as "Gun Safety," but delivered Gun Control. This meeting was held in the library, a "Gun-Free Zone." In the video of the meeting posted online, an attendee expressed concern about a man standing outs... more
  • Retired Educators to Hear About Volunteering and Mentoring (10/8/2013)

    When the school bell rings to call the Pickens County Retired Educators Association into session on October 9th, it will draw their attention to different roles than they have previously filled in the field of education. Mr. Chris Wallace, Assistant principal at Hill City Elementary School, will spe... more
  • Retired Educators to Hear About Volunteering and Mentoring
  • “Leaf Watch” Website Helps Leaf Peepers Find Best Fall Color in Georgia (10/7/2013)
    Fall-Color Tracking and Tips from Georgia State Parks
    How will this summer’s rain affect fall color? That’s the question only Mother Nature can answer. Despite the soggy summer, Georgia could still see vibrant autumn color if the rain stays away, days are sunny and warm, and nights are cool but not freezing. Whether leaves are fiery red or mello... more
  • “Leaf Watch” Website Helps Leaf Peepers Find Best Fall Color in Georgia
  • Don Russell to be inducted in Boys & Girls Club of Georgia Hall of Fame (10/7/2013)

    The Georgia Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame began in 2009 to celebrate the extraordinary youth, men and women who have made significant contributions to the Boys & Girls Club Movement in Georgia. Don Russell was selected by a panel of distinguished executives and leaders chosen from the ranks of r... more
  • Don Russell to be inducted in Boys & Girls Club of Georgia Hall of Fame
  • Fantastic Food, Marvelous Music, Amazing Ambiance, Awesome Auction and a Cause for Children (10/7/2013)

    The Long Table on Main for the benefit of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens has it all. October 12th, 6:30 PM, right down the middle of Main Street in Jasper. OVER 130 TICKETS SOLD ALREADY, LESS THAN 20 LEFT. Call 706-253-6488. They'll be talking about this one for a long, long time!!! more
  • Fantastic Food, Marvelous Music, Amazing Ambiance, Awesome Auction and a Cause for Children
  • March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots Looking for Parade Participants (10/7/2013)

    Organizations, businesses, schools and individuals are being asked to help kick-off the 2013 Christmas Season by participating in the March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots on December 6th, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the City of Ball Ground. This year’s Grand Marshal of the parade will be "Officer Don" ... more
  • March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots Looking for Parade Participants
  • THE CANDIDATES ARE COMING! THE CANDIDATES ARE COMING! (10/7/2013)

    Yes, that’s right; this is October 2013 but candidates have only until March 3, 2014 to qualify for posts and early voting in Georgia begins on April 28, 2014 when we will be asked to select our candidates and decide on SPLOST (again)! In other words, it is time to start "interviewing" the candi... more
  • THE CANDIDATES ARE COMING!  THE CANDIDATES ARE COMING!
  • Government Shutdown Closes Pickens County Head Start/Pre-K (10/4/2013)
    Letter sent home to parents on September 30th
    Below is a letter sent home to students on September 30, 2013 concerning the need to close the Pickens County Head Start/Pre-K because of the government shutdown. Kay Laws, Director and the 9th District office were instructed not to give any comments to the media. Dear Parents, You undoubtedl... more
  • Main Street Road Closings During Road Race & Parade on October 5th (10/4/2013)

    Main Street in Jasper will be closed from Spring Street to Camp Road on October 5th from 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for the Marble Festival Road Race. Secondary Roads along the race route will be closed as well. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. with a Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. The Marble Festival parade b... more
  • Main Street Road Closings During Road Race & Parade on October 5th
  • Nominations open for Executive of the Year Award (10/3/2013)
    Sheri Crowe, CAP-OM
    For the ninth year the Appalachian Chapter of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals®) will be accepting from local administrative professionals nominations to for their boss to be considered to be named Executive of the Year. The deadline to accept a nomination is by Thu... more
  • Nominations open for Executive of the Year Award
  • Black Light Party for Teens (10/1/2013)
    Monday, October 14, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Get ready to party under black lights at the library! On Monday, October 14, the Pickens County Library’s Teen Advisory Board is hosting a Black Light Party for all teens! Come wearing neon and bring a shirt to decorate. Crafts, games, and snacks will all be provided. The party will begin at 6:... more
  • Black Light Party for Teens
  • Four Legged Love from Bonnie's Pups (10/1/2013)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi! We are Bonnie and Clyde’s pups. But don’t worry our pa... more
  • Four Legged Love from Bonnie's Pups
  • NATIONAL SURVEY SHOWS GEORGIANS WHO HUNT, FISH AND OBSERVE WILDLIFE ADD BILLIONS TO STATE (10/1/2013)

    Across the board, spending by Georgians on outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing and wildlife watching increased in the most recent comprehensive survey, providing a tremendous economic benefit of more than $5.5 billion to the state. The number of Georgia wildlife watchers in... more
  • NATIONAL SURVEY SHOWS GEORGIANS WHO HUNT, FISH AND OBSERVE WILDLIFE ADD BILLIONS TO STATE
  • Not too late to can some beans and tomatoes (10/1/2013)
    October 5th Farmers Market is at the Courthouse Parking Lot
    With ripe red tomatoes, green beans and yellow crookneck squash at the market, it could have been mid summer, except for the collard greens and winter squash. Kenneth Childers had okra, green beans and tomatoes and said he would have some blue lake green beans next week. Like many other gardener... more
  • Not too late to can some beans and tomatoes
  • Piedmont WellStar HealthPlans Announces New Medicare Advantage Plan for Seniors (10/1/2013)

    (ATLANTA) – Today, Piedmont WellStar HealthPlans announces a new Medicare Advantage offering for seniors in the Atlanta area, called Piedmont WellStar Medicare Choice (HMO). Available January 1 to Medicare-eligible individuals, Piedmont WellStar Medicare Choice is an HMO designed to give seniors ... more
  • Piedmont WellStar HealthPlans Announces New Medicare Advantage Plan for Seniors
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